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MINUTES OF THE HOUSE BUSINESS AND LABOR
STANDING COMMITTEE
Room 450, State Capitol, Utah State Capitol Complex

January 29, 2010

Members Present:    Rep. Jim Dunnigan, Chair
            Rep. Patrick Painter, Vice Chair                    
            Rep. Jackie Biskupski            
            Rep. Stephen Clark
            Rep. Susan Duckworth            
            Rep. Gage Froerer             
            Rep. Francis Gibson
            
Rep. Neil Hansen
            
Rep. Brian King
            
Rep. Todd Kiser
            Rep. Michael Morley    
            Rep. Brent Wallis
            Rep. Curt Webb

Members Absent    
Rep. Kevin Garn
             
Staff Present:    Bryant Howe, Assistant Director            
            Rosemary Young, Committee Secretary

Note:        List of visitors and a copy of handouts are filed with committee minutes .

Rep. Painter called the meeting to order at 8:11 a.m.

MOTION:    Rep. Kiser moved to approve the minutes of the meeting of January 26, 2010. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Froerer, Rep. King, Rep. Wallis, and Rep. Webb absent for the vote.

H.J.R. 10    Joint Resolution Opposing the Establishment of a Federal Commission on State Workers' Compensation Laws (Rep. M. Morley)

Rep. Morley introduced the resolution and explained it to the committee. Tom Bingham, Utah Manufacturers Association, and Peter Cannon, Davis County 9/12 Project, spoke in favor of the resolution.

MOTION:    Rep. Clark moved to transmit H.J.R. 10 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Biskupski, Rep. Froerer, Rep. King, Rep. Wallis, and Rep. Webb absent for the vote.


MOTION:    Rep. Clark moved to place H.J.R. 10 on the Consent Calendar. The motion failed with Rep. Biskupski voting in opposition and Rep. Froerer, Rep. King, Rep. Wallis, and Rep. Webb absent for the vote.


H.B. 20    Amendments to Health Insurance Coverage in State Contracts (Rep. J. Dunnigan)

MOTION:    Rep. Dunnigan moved to amend H.B. 20 as follows:

1.    Page 6, Line 174 :    

             174      provided by an
  :

    (I)  
actuary; or       

    (II) underwriter who is responsible for developing the employer group's premium rates; or  


2.    Page 11, Line 332 :    

             332      provided by
  :

    (I)  
an actuary; or       

    (II) an underwriter who is responsible for developing the employer group's premium rates; or  


3.    Page 17, Line 495 :    

             495      provided by
  :

    (I)  
an actuary; or       

    (II) an underwriter who is responsible for developing the employer group's premium rates; or  


4.    Page 21, Line 647 :    

             647      provided by
  :

    (I)  
an actuary; or       

    (II) an underwriter who is responsible for developing the employer group's premium rates; or  


5.    Page 26, Line 790 :    

             790      provided by
  :

    (I)  
an actuary; or       

    (II) an underwriter who is responsible for developing the employer group's

premium rates; or  



6.    Page 31, Line 945 :    

             945      provided by
  :

    (I)  
an actuary; or       

    (II) an underwriter who is responsible for developing the employer group's premium rates; or  


The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Froerer, Rep. King, and Rep. Webb absent for the vote.

Rep. Dunnigan introduced the bill and explained it to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Kiser moved to transmit H.B. 20 as amended with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Webb absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Kiser moved to place H.B. 20 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Webb absent for the vote.


H.B. 89    License for Controlled Substances Amendments (Rep. M. Morley)

Rep. Morley, assisted by Mark Steinagel, Director, Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing, introduced the bill and explained it to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Gibson moved to transmit H.B. 89 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Clark, and Rep. Webb absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Biskupski moved to place H.B. 89 on the Consent Calendar. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Clark, Rep. Duckworth, and Rep. Webb absent for the vote.


H.B. 70    Certification of Retrofit Compressed Natural Gas Vehicles (Rep. J. Draxler)

MOTION:    Rep. Gibson moved to replace H.B.70 with 1st Substitute H.B. 70. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Clark, Rep. King, Rep. Webb, and Rep. Dunnigan absent for the vote.

Rep. Draxler introduced the bill and explained it to the committee assisted by Mike Millet, CCATS and SLCC, and Rob Mayo, The Car Doctors.




The following individuals spoke in favor of the bill:

        Gene Foulger            ASC certified auto technician, CCATS
        Randy Lieber            Independent consultant
        Jim Younkin            CCATS
        Rey Butcher            Questar

Peter Cannon, Citizens for Tax Fairness spoke to the bill.

MOTION:    Rep. Dunnigan moved to transmit 1st Sub. H.B. 70 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Clark absent for the vote.
    

H.B. 97    Amendments Relating to Deceptive Practices Involving Consumers (Rep. M. Poulson)

Rep. Poulson, assisted by Kevin Olsen, Division of Consumer Protection, introduced the bill and explained it to the committee.

MOTION:    Rep. Hansen moved to transmit H.B. 97 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed with Rep. Froerer, Rep. Kiser, Rep. Morley, Rep. Wallis, and Rep. Painter voting in opposition and Rep. Clark absent for the vote.


H.B. 212    Continuing Education Requirements for Landscape Architects (Rep. R. C. Webb)

Rep. Webb introduced the bill and explained it to the committee. Mark Steinagel, Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing, answered questions from the committee and informed them that the division is neutral on this bill. Peter Cannon, Davis County 9/12 Project, spoke against the bill.

MOTION:    Rep. Froerer moved to hold the bill in committee and move on to the next item on the agenda. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Biskupski and Rep. Clark absent for the vote.


S.B. 14    Building and Construction Projects - Technical Corrections (Sen. M. Madsen) (Rep. C. Herrod)

Rep. Morley introduced the bill and explained it to the committee.


MOTION:    Rep. Kiser moved to transmit S.B. 14 with a favorable recommendation. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Biskupski and Rep. Clark absent for the vote.

MOTION:    Rep. Kiser moved to adjourn. The motion passed unanimously with Rep. Biskupski, Rep. Clark, Rep. King, and Rep. Wallis absent for the vote.

Rep. Painter adjourned the meeting at 9:48 a.m.









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                         Rep. James Dunnigan, Chair